Federal Authorities Arrest Man for Sending Death Threats to Sen. Tim Scott
“The Senator greatly appreciates the efforts of the Capitol Police and the FBI to keep folks safe every day.”
Tuesday, federal authorities arrested a Georgia man for allegedly threatening the life of Republican South Carolina lawmaker, Sen. Tim Scott.
According to local news reports, Jason Kenneth Bell was arrested for calling Sen. Scott’s office almost a dozen times, threatening to kill him.
The State reported:
Last week, the South Carolina lawmaker and the Senate’s only black Republican was also the subject of death threats.
Federal authorities have arrested a Georgia man identified as Jason Kenneth Bell, who allegedly called Scott’s Washington office nearly a dozen times the week of Oct. 23, threatening to kill him.
According to an official filing with the U.S. District Court for the middle district of Georgia, Bell called to express his disapproval with Scott’s recent condemnation of President Donald Trump’s statements after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August.
Bell has a history of making life-threatening threats and was arrested earlier this year for threatening an Atlanta-based CNN office:
The court filing specifies that Bell has long been a person of interest both for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Capitol Police. He has a history of making threatening phones calls to lawmakers, allegedly telling Capitol law enforcement that he has been contacting members of Congress for six years regarding “untruths of black victimization,” with no plans to stop.
He also has claimed to idolize Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine black parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2015.
There is some indication of mental instability. According to the court filing, Bell allegedly threatened to kill himself in the past, and was once monitored for a domestic disturbance in the home where he lives with his mother.
Bell was arrested earlier this year for allegedly threatening a CNN News office in Atlanta.
Scott’s office had little to say about the incident on Wednesday.
“The Senator greatly appreciates the efforts of the Capitol Police and the FBI to keep folks safe every day. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the FBI,” his spokesman, Sean Smith, said in a statement.
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Hmmm, wonder how much he has been paid, and by whom. It will be interesting to see who pays his bail!
Scooter, some people don’t need to be paid.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a lawyer to know that you just don’t make death threats on the record … no matter how angry or righteous you may be.
Sounds like he’s been doing it successfully (i.e., without suffering any penalties) for quite a while.
professional, paid agitator. set up by the left I am sure!
BS. It’s obvious that he’s a genuine Trumpalo, of the same kind who sent all those thousands of antisemitic messages to Ben Shapiro, Bethany Mandell, Julia Ioffe, Emmy Rossum, etc., for the “crime” of opposing Trump. Sorry, Trump supporters, if you want the left to own their thugs then you own this guy. If you pretend he’s not one of yours then you have no right to call the left out when they do the same.
Disgusting. And, sadly, this idiot nut-case feeds the Antifa narrative. Lock him up!!
BTW–Tim Scott isn’t “the Senate’s only black Republican” as The State says in the segment you quoted.
He is the ONLY black person in the Senate, period.
No one ever gets that, apparently: the ONLY black Senator in the US Senate is a black American man (or African American, if he prefers). The Republican Party is more diverse than the Democrats could ever be, diverse in race, religion, sex, and ideology.
And yet the indoctrinating left STILL get away with the lie that Republicans are the “party of white men” who “hate people of color” have a “war on women” and etc.
Thank you to the FBI and those who protect Sen. Scott and all who represent us.
Tim Scott is an awesome Senator. Wish he was MY Senator in Virginia!
What the hell are you talking about? Do you think you can just make up any old sh*t and people will believe you?
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Have to wonder what sort of psychotropic medication he is taking or has been prescribed. It is fascinating to me that frequently the individuals who display unhealthy or even criminal fixation and eventually commit crimes are already on the radar of law enforcement. They are also way to frequently mentally ill and taking psychotropic medication that have warnings that they may have as side affects, suicidal or violent ideation. I realize there are literally thousands of individuals of this sort but it seems to me that society would be served by closer watch of these individuals. Not sure how it can be done legally but there must be a way.
How did they miss this guy when they were looking for someone to run the DNC?
Well said, DinoRightMaria! You are as they say “spot on!” 🙂
No, she isn’t, she’s delusional.